ALICE
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: AL-is (English), a-LEES (French), ah-LEE-che (Italian)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Old French name Aalis, a short form of Adelais, itself a short form of the Germanic name Adalheidis (see ADELAIDE). This name became popular in France and England in the 12th century. It was borne by the heroine of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' (1865) and 'Through the Looking Glass' (1871).
Related Names
DIMINUTIVES: Ali, Alison, Allie, Ally, Lisha, Lecia (English), Alison (French)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Kalisha, Talisha (African American), Adalheidis, Adelais (Ancient Germanic), Alícia (Catalan), Heidi (Danish), Adelheid, Aleid, Aleida, Alida (Dutch), Aliisa, Alisa, Alli, Heidi (Finnish), Elke (Frisian), Adelheid, Ada, Aleida, Alida, Heida, Heidi (German), Adelaida, Aliz, Ada, Alida (Hungarian), Ailís (Irish), Alise (Latvian), Aleit (Low German), Aalis (Medieval French), Heidi (Norwegian), Adelajda, Alicja, Ada (Polish), Alisa (Russian), Aileas (Scottish), Alica (Slovak), Adelaida, Alicia (Spanish), Heidi (Swedish), Alis (Welsh)
Popularity
United States  ranked #107 
England/Wales  ranked #32 
Canada (BC)  ranked #84 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #49 
Belgium  ranked #14 
France  ranked #22 
Ireland  ranked #69 
Italy  ranked #10 
Netherlands  ranked #420 
New Zealand  ranked #55 
Northern Ireland  ranked #84 
Scotland  ranked #54 
Sweden  ranked #1